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Maintenance and Reliability Engineer


Akron, OH, US, 44310

Req ID:  82881
Facility:  AKRON-5001
Department:  Production - AKO
Division:  Global APS


Basic Function

This position has the responsibility for monitoring, troubleshooting, and optimizing various equipment as well as driving improvements on plant throughput, profitability, stability, reliability, and safety. This includes leading reliability and plant performance improvements, expense and capital projects, supporting maintenance efforts, drive improvements in maintenance work processes, procedures, performance, and cost. #LI-RH1

Roles & Responsibilities

•    Support and participate in the site’s safety programs
•    Troubleshoot issues with mechanical equipment (pressure vessels, heat exchangers, reciprocating and centrifugal compressors, pumps, gearboxes, blowers, boilers)
•    Conduct investigations to determine root cause of equipment failures, complete and close findings as required
•    Lead or participate in site reliability improvement teams which identify, prioritize, and resolve leveraging maintenance / reliability / production issues
•    Assist in the development of the yearly maintenance budget and program spending plans
•    Provide technical/engineering specifications for design of new and inspection/repair of exiting pieces of mechanical equipment
•    Provide support to establish adequate spare parts and preventative maintenance tasks on Equipment
•    Provide planning support for major machinery overhauls, equipment replacement, specifying scope of required work and technical details to ensure successful execution
•    Develop and maintain site systems and procedures to implement corporate engineering and operational excellence standards
•    Provides technical consultation, formal and informal training, and development of documentation, standards, and procedures in relation to their role
•    Develop opportunities and assess benefits to be prioritized into a long range capital plan
•    Support capital projects from initiation to installation
•    Support all LyondellBasell standards, procedures, policies and practices
•    Travel between multiple facilities locally for work or training as well as availability for infrequent regional travel
•    Works with maintenance, operations or other departments to carry out responsibilities
•    Mentor engineers, specialists, and technicians and provide training in the area of mechanical equipment operation and repair 
•    Other roles and responsibilities as assigned applying to the Maintenance & Reliability Engineer position

Min. Qualifications

•    This position requires: B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Technology degree
•    Minimum of three years of industry experience in the manufacturing setting
•    Must have working knowledge of all applicable engineering and inspection codes/standards and their application (ASME, ANSI)
•    Candidates must have excellent leadership, ethics, teamwork, and communication skills with a results oriented commitment. 
•    The ability to manage multiple and changing priorities is essential
•    This position requires negotiating skills and the ability to resolve conflict across departmental lines to achieve objectives
•    Must have strong computer skills including SAP and Microsoft Office
•    A thorough knowledge of operating processes, equipment, and materials of construction
•    Strong commitment to safety, a high level of personal integrity, and dedication to conducting   business in an ethical way
•    Ability to manage multiple/changing priorities
•    Advanced level of interpersonal capability to provide timely and effective problem solving
•    Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing with internal and external clients

Preferred Qualifications

•    General knowledge of project management, reliability engineering, and root cause analysis. Experience with both fixed and rotating equipment.


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We are LyondellBasell – a leader in the global chemical industry creating solutions for everyday sustainable living. Through advanced technology and focused investments, we are enabling a circular and low carbon economy. Across all we do, we aim to unlock value for our customers, investors and society. As one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and a leader in polyolefin technologies, we develop, manufacture and market high-quality and innovative products for applications ranging from sustainable transportation and food safety to clean water and quality healthcare. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.

Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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